- Errazuriz Sena
- Cabernet Franc / Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot
- 2023 - 2038
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Goedhuis, August 2020
Deep cherry colour. Juicy succulent summer and autumnal fruit aromas with hints of damson and loganberry. This is a very open and pure style, direct in its berry fruit flavours. Good freshness and an appealingly long supple finish.
Wine Advocate, August 2020,
They talk about textbook climate conditions during the growing season for the grapes used for the 2018 Viñedo Chadwick, mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with a 3% dash of Petit Verdot. The vines are planted on alluvial soils, and the grapes were picked in the morning and transported to the winery to be fermented in a combination of stainless steel (75%) and troncoconic concrete vats. Eighty percent of the wine matured in new French oak barriques and the remaining 20% in Stockinger oak foudres for a period of 22 months. It's 13.5% alcohol and has very good acidity. Viñedo Chadwick is a little warmer as a zone than the vineyards of Seña, but the wine is still very fresh, with moderate alcohol, perfectly ripe fruit and super integrated oak, coming through as elegant within the powerful style of the zone, with red and black fruit, some aromatic herbs, the cedary and spicy notes of the variety and the signature tannins of Cabernet, keeping the juiciness of the last few years. The little bit of Petit Verdot in the blend gives it a spicy touch. It's vibrant, balanced and intense, still a little young and creamy, and I'd wait a little bit longer before pulling the cork. This can surely age in bottle, as it has the ingredients and the balance to do so; it has the elegance of 2016 with a little more structure and depth—and a little more clout too. 10,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in February 2020.
James Suckling, August 2020,
The aromas show blackcurrant, pine-tree, violet and light spearmint character. Full-bodied, yet reserved and tight with fine, creamy tannins. Hints of currants and fresh herbs. Extremely long and layered. Try after 2022.
Tim Atkin, August 2020,
More immediately open and appealing than the more brooding 2017 was at the same age, the 2018 Chadwick is the best release yet from this polo-field turned world class vineyard. Elegant and ethereal, with no sign of tell-tale Chilean eucalyptus, it’s a red that could easily be slipped incognito into tasting of top Bordeaux crus classés. More Margaux than Pauillac in style, with raspberry and red cherry fruit and supple, fine-grained tannins, it marries Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot to superb effect. The 80% new wood is a whisper rather than a shout, the structure chalky and acidity-focused, the palate nuanced and refined. You could almost drink this now, but it will reward patience.
Chile is a long, narrow country down the south west coast of South America. It has a warm, reliable Mediterranean climate with uninterrupted sunlight, which is cooled by the Humboldt Current from the Pacific and the descending air from the Andes. This is the ideal climate for viticulture and leads to lots of vibrant, healthy fruit. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot-Carmenère, and Cabernet blends dominate Chile's red wine exports and can provide extremely good-value wines for drinking withintwo or three years. As for white wines, they are mainly varietally labelled Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc wines, especially from cooler areas such as Casablanca and San Antonio.